Asbestos Claims

Asbestos Claims

If you or a family member are suffering from Asbestosis or another asbestos related disease, we can help you make a claim. Our expert personal injury team have experience identifying asbestos cases and earning compensation for victims who have suffered from exposure. If you have been diagnosed and would like some expert advice, contact us today for free initial consultation.

Diseases Caused by Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure is linked to various illnesses and diseases but the most common are:

  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural thickening

Most of these illnesses involve damage to the lungs and can be life threatening.

Who Can Make an Asbestos Claim?

Asbestos related diseases can take time to surface but if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a condition within the last three years, we can help you make a personal injury claim. We work with people who are suffering from the disease themselves, but we also work on the behalf of family members who have lost a loved one due to the disease.

Who is at Risk of Asbestos Related Illness?

Asbestos is no longer used in industry, so most cases involve people who used to work in the building and construction trade, particularly in the 1970’s to 1990’s. While asbestos is no longer actively used today, people working in old buildings that may have asbestos remaining within the structure (such as electricians and construction workers), can disrupt the fibres and face exposure.

While primary asbestos exposure often involves working directly with asbestos, secondary and environmental exposure is also a possibility and potential grounds for a claim. Secondary exposure involves living with a family member who has been exposed and brings home fibres on their clothes, skin or hair. Environmental asbestos exposure is living in the vicinity of an asbestos factory, for example. These types of exposure are less likely to cause severe illness, although if it does, you may be eligible to claim.

How to Make a Claim

If you do have an asbestos related disease and think it is the result of workplace exposure, get in touch with us as soon as possible. To make a claim you must file paperwork within three years of diagnosis so the sooner you get in touch, the better. Asbestos cases are more complex areas of law, but we have the experience and knowledge to help you successfully claim compensation. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss whether you have a case, home visits to suit you and your family and we may be able to work on a no win, no fee basis if you are worried about costs.

What if the Person has Died From the Illness?

If the person has died from an asbestos illness but the illness was diagnosed within the last three years, you can claim on their behalf. Likewise, if the person dies during the middle of a case, their family can continue it on their behalf.

What if the Company is No Longer Trading?

While the cause of asbestos related diseases can occur decades before, the symptoms may not start to unveil until much later. Often this means companies who were negligent have ceased trading. This does not affect your claim, compensation can still be sought from the company’s liability insurers. You do not need to worry about providing us with that information either as we will be able to find the necessary people responsible. When we meet initially, we will advise on everything required for your individual case.

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